Teachers at Farrer recognise the importance of authentic literacy experiences and embed them into meaningful integrated units of work.

Literacy practices at Farrer are underpinned by the following beliefs:

  • Students bring diverse resources, needs and experiences to school;
  • Quality Learning Environments enable learners who are from all points on the learning continuum;
  • Learning experiences are enhanced when they have strong significance to the students; and
  • Intellectual quality is necessary in all learning experiences to support and engage students.

Explicit practices such as Guided and Co-Operative Reading are used as well as other First Steps practices, BEE Spelling, and Write On.

All literacy experiences are incorporated into daily teaching programs and classroom routines.

Teachers use the Australian Curriculum as a foundation for learning, teaching, assessment and reporting.